Loop Line Dance Recap 2/25/15

Here is a list of featured line dances taught &/or reviewed at the Loop in Plainville, CT on Wednesday 2/25/15:

FUnK U Up (Junior Willis, Brandon Zahorsky, Scott Schrank & Sandy Rohrback Garrish)
Priscilla (Randy Pelletier)
Bible Belt Boogie (Lynne Martino & Rosie Multari)
Rock & Roll King (Rachael McEnaney)

Bristol Park & Rec Session Review

Only two classes were held in the January-February 2015 Session of line dancing at Bristol Parks & Recreation. Primarily due to the weather cancellations (all on Monday). For those that paid for this session, full refunds are being provided towards the next session of classes set to start Monday, March 9th. You can apply your refund by calling Jessie Patroka at 860-584-6160. More information can be found on the Bristol P&R website.

Here is the list of dances taught during this session, the links to step sheets are clickable.

Dream Lover (Daniel Whittaker)
Fun For All (Sue Ann Ehmann)
Gin & Tonic (Kate Sala & Robbie McGowan Hickie)
My Guy (Julie Lockton)
Priscilla (Randy Pelletier)
The Waltz Line Dance (Unknown)

Dancers enjoy some stomping and kicking at the Canoe Club

Country Night in Middletown

STM and the Mattabesett Canoe Club re-established a good base for country entertainment in Middletown, CT. Starting off in the lower club level, it was quickly realized “we’re gonna need a bigger floor.” The next dance is already booked for March 15th upstairs.

Aric hosted as both the DJ and dance instructor for the evening and kept the genre alive with current country music, classic favorites and a few surprise selections to keep the crowd on their feet all night. One patron was quoted as saying, “I have danced more tonight in an hour and a half than I have at any of the dance events I’ve been to in the last few months.”

Line dance lesson selections of the evening were “Priscilla”, a line dance choreographed by Randy Pelletier, and “Mr. & Mrs. Goodtime”, a partner pattern dance adapted from a line dance by Duke Alexander.

Several dancers took the opportunity to bring their choice of lead and follow for a few two steps and west coast swing steps.

“Priscilla” Step Sheet
“Mr. & Mrs. Goodtime” Step Sheet

William Belejack teaches line dancing at NEWDA

N.E.W.D.A. 2/13/15

The New England Western Dance Association held a dance in the Victorian Room at Thomaston Lanes on Friday the 13th in Thomaston, CT. Aaron DeMarest of Pryme Tyme Entertainment provided the music. William Belejack was the dance instructor. “Bible Belt Boogie” was the selected lesson of the evening. The dance sheet can be found here and a demo video of it here.

The next NEWDA dance is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th from 7pm-11pm at the Knights of Columbus in Torrington, CT.
Michael Germon (DJ) and Berni Licki (DI)

NEWDA website

Loop Line Dance Recap 2/18/15

Here are the featured line dance lessons at the Loop in Plainville, CT for 2/18/15:

FUnK U Up (Junior Willis, Brandon Zahorsky, Scott Schrank & Sandy Rohrback Garrish)
Music: Mark Ronson (ft Bruno Mars) – Uptown Funk
Step Sheet / Demo


Country Night Returns To Middletown, CT

On Sunday 2/22, DJ Aric will be bringing country night back to Middletown. Doors open at 5pm for country music variety and dancing. Line dance and partner pattern lessons are provided at 5:30. This show is set to take place every 4th Sunday at the Canoe Club (upstairs) on Harbor Dr in Middletown. Full bar and menu is available.

DJ Aric has been one of Connecticut’s most iconic country DJs and the region’s best kept secret. Known for his ability to work a dance floor, remix country music for club life and teach dancing. He is the most versatile in this area and back in the saddle!

Join us every month for an evening of food, friends and fun!

Mattabesett Canoe Club website
Mattabesett Canoe Club on Facebook